• Norm Foster, Named Officer of the Order of Canada

    Norm Foster Named as an Officer of the Order of Canada

    Canadian Playwright, Norm Foster

    Norm Foster has been called Canada’s preeminent comic playwright and, in 2016, was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour in the nation.

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  • Screwball Comedy, Norm Foster, Foster Festival

    WORLD PREMIERE • JUNE 21 - JULY 7, 2017

    Screwball Comedy

    Set in 1938, budding reporter Mary Hayes is trying to break into the male dominated newspaper world. Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies!

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  • Old Love, Norm Foster Comedy, Foster Festival

    JULY 12 - 28, 2017

    Old Love

    Bud’s recently divorced. Molly’s newly-widowed. At her husband’s funeral, he appears to offer his condolences and more. Old Love is a story of courtship, rekindled romance and the indomitability of hope.

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  • Lunenburg, Norm Foster Festival Comedy, Niagara

    WORLD PREMIERE • AUGUST 2 - 18, 2017

    Lunenberg

    American widow Iris Oulette and her good friend Natalie arrive in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to a house she’s inherited from her recently deceased husband. There they find a little love, a little mystery and a whole lot of laughs!

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Humour With Heart... in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

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  • Best show we’ve seen. So entertaining and funny. The venue is superb...not a bad seat in the house.
    - Audience Survey
  

The Foster Festival Outreach Program

The Foster Festival, located in St. Catharines, Ontario, presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, we showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and to bring you everyday stories that are very, very funny, but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of Canadians.

In addition to producing our summer show series, The Foster Festival team is also very active in our community with outreach programs for kids and adults. It's our belief that a little more laughter is good for everyone's health.

SUMMER 2017 SEASON  •  ABOUT  •  OUTREACH

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Discovering Humour with Heart in the heart of Niagara!

Discovering Humour with Heart in the heart of Niagara!

Posted May 26th, 2017 in Blog

Audiences raved about the quality of our productions and a new theatre was born! This year we’re bursting with pride again as our namesake resident playwright Norm Foster has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada – the highest civilian honour a Canadian can receive.

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The Foster Festival On Target with Penny Wolfgang in Buffalo, NY

The Foster Festival On Target with Penny Wolfgang in Buffalo, NY

Posted May 9th, 2017 in In the News, Blog

Foster Festival Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone and Executive Director Emily Oriold were On Target with Penny Wolfgang this past weekend in Buffalo, NY to talk about The Foster Festival and all there is to discover in the heart of Niagara!

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Opportunity: Office Administrative Assistant

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in Careers

The Foster Festival Careers team seeks a student for 6 (six) weeks as an Office Administrative Assistant to support the Executive Director and Production team.

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